By Doug Ward

17th Apr, 2022 | 8:40pm

Graham Spiers blasts Rangers fans over songbook at Hampden in Scottish Cup win v Celtic

Graham Spiers has slammed Rangers fans for the songs they sang at Hampden Park on Sunday in their win over Celtic.

The Light Blues came from behind to win the Scottish Cup semi-final after extra time, setting up a date with Hearts in the final next month.

However, Scottish Times journalist Spiers heard unsavoury songs being sung by fans in blue and has taken to social media to complain.

“I thought Rangers were terrific today at Hampden: strong, skilful, carrying threat. I hear debate about ref Bobby Madden but this was a deserved win,” said Spiers via his personal Twitter account on Sunday night [17 April].

“Off the pitch…my God, this Rangers songbook. How the hell do we drag these people into the 21st century? Embarrassing.”

Time to stop

We’ve all heard the songs. It’s disgusting and it’s time to stop.

The year is 2022 and people still act as though signing songs like this is acceptable when in reality, we’re one of the only clubs in Western Europe that has this regularly happen at games.

Is it not time to leave all of this nonsense in the past?

Can Rangers fans not go to a football game and just sing about their football team and their players?

We’ve seen all the tweets of whataboutery in response to Spiers’ post but we need to get our own house in order first.

There have been so many incidents at the club in the last year, since fans returned to stadiums after lockdown, that have tarnished the name of this club.

We’re fed up of it and the majority of the fanbase is too.

The minority of Rangers fans let us down constantly.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart and John Hartson clashed on live TV over this Ibrox star.